Parliamentary Vote for Draft Constitutional Amendments

Members of Parliament and senators will attend a joint session on 17-18 November 2020 to discuss and vote for draft constitutional amendments.

 

President of the National Assembly Chuan Leekpai called a meeting of Government, Opposition, and Senate whips recently to make decisions on the process of discussion and vote for the seven draft constitutional amendments, proposed by the Government, the Opposition, and the iLaw NGO.

 

The draft constitutional amendments that were submitted by the Government, seek to amend Section 256 of the Constitution to pave the way for the establishment of a Constitution Drafting Assembly, without amending Chapters 1 and 2, which concern the Monarchy and Thai sovereignty. The Constitution Drafting Assembly comprises 200 members, 150 of whom will be elected and 50 appointed. The charter amendments are set to be completed within 240 days.

 

The draft constitutional amendments submitted by the Opposition seek to amend Section 256 of the Constitution to pave the way for the establishment of a Constitution Drafting Assembly, without amending Chapters 1 and 2. The Constitution Drafting Assembly comprises 200 members, all of whom will be elected. The charter amendments are set to be completed within 120 days.

 

The draft constitutional amendments proposed by iLaw seek to amend the entire Constitution of Thailand.

 

The parliamentary session on 17-18 November is expect to pass the draft charter amendments in the first reading. It is scheduled to vote for the draft constitutional amendments in the second and third readings in December 2020.

 

Source: The Government Public Relations Department